VIXEN WATCH FOR JULY 23, 2016

WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF VIXEN WATCH WHICH INCLUDES NEWS AND ARTICLES ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, LIBERAL ARTS, STEM, STEAM, COLLEGE FINANCE, AND MORE.

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 DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR COMMENT TO THE “NOMINATE YOUR SCHOOL FOR #MyTopCollege 2016 CHALLENGE WHICH ENDS MIDNIGHT AUGUST 3.
FORBES CHALLENGES US TO “SHARE SOCIAL POSTS THAT SHOW OFF” OUR “SCHOOL SPIRIT AND, ESPECIALLY, WHAT IS MOST UNIQUE ABOUT” OUR SCHOOL.  
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND MORE IMPORTANTLY THE RULES AND GUIDELINES GO TO 
http://www.forbes.com/sites/cartercoudriet/2016/07/08/nominate-your-school-for-mytopcollege-2016/#70fe20fb6fe9

FORBES USES MULTIPLATFORMS THIS YEAR USING TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, VINE, AND PINTEREST AS LONG AS WE USE #MyTopCollege AND SWEET BRIAR’S TWITTER HANDLE @Sweetbriaredu
AND PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ACCOUNTS ARE SET TO PUBLIC WHEN YOU POST. 

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TERESA TOMLINSON IS CURRENTLY BUSY MAKING THE ROUNDS ON RADIO SHOWS PROMOTING SWEET BRIAR. LISTEN TO WVTF TO HEAR WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY.
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE CONTINUES TO GROW AFTER ATTEMPTED CLOSURE
http://wvtf.org/post/sweet-briar-college-continues-grow-after-attempted-closure#stream/0

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DAVE MATTHEWS JUST RELEASED HIS 1996 SWEET BRIAR CONCERT ALBUM ‘LIVE AT SWEET BRIAR’ AND ALL NET PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE. YOU CAN ORDER A CD, MP3, OR FLAC; OR YOU CAN BUNDLE THE MUSIC WITH A COOL T-SHIRT.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
http://davematthewsband.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=1_82179

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 PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS WEEK’S
‘VIXENS HELPING VIXENS’
WHICH IS RIGHT BETWEEN ‘OTHER’ AND ‘EVENTS’.
A FEW OF OUR FELLOW VIXENS ARE IN NEED FOR SOME ASSISTANCE. 

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FOR MORE FABULOUS INFORMATION ON SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE, ITS STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNAE VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE
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SWEET BRIAR NEWS

Job offer – Director of Sweet Briar Fund/ Annual Giving
https://www.philanthropy.com/jobs/0000323657-01


Summer archaeological dig takes junior halfway around the world
http://sbc.edu/news/summer-archaeology-dig-takes-junior-halfway-around-the-world/


Sweet Briar alumna – Free clinic installs new board member
http://www.tidewaternews.com/2016/07/19/free-clinic-installs-new-board-member/
and
http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2016/07/19/saunders-joins-wtfc-board/


Dave Matthews Band releases recording of 1996 solo concert at Sweet Briar College
All net proceeds will be donated to Sweet Briar
http://sbc.edu/news/dave-matthews-band-releases-recording-of-1996-solo-concert-at-sweet-briar-college/
and
http://wina.com/news/064460-dmb-releasing-cd-to-benefit-sweet-briar/
and
http://www.richmond.com/news/article_83dedaad-81a3-51a6-8bbd-3816dd28b24a.html
and
http://www.dailyprogress.com/entertainment/music/dave-matthews-band-releasing-live-sweet-briar-recording-from/article_371d4f3a-5035-11e6-98f3-7f1a04ad291d.html
and
http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Dave-Matthews-Band-releases-recording-at-Sweet-Briar-College–387959872.html


Vixen Tennis Team and six players earn ITA academic awards
http://vixenathletics.com/general/2015-16/releases/20160722mefido

FOR MORE SWEET BRIAR NEWS PLEASE VISIT    http://sbc.edu/news/

OBITUARIES

Dallis Johnson “Dilly” Jones
http://www.hartsmort.com/fh/print.cfm?type=obituary&o_id=3760566&fh_id=11723

SWEET BRIAR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO VOLUNTEER FOR SWEET BRIAR.
HTTP://OLDWEB.SBC.EDU/ALUMDEV/VOLUNTEER

SUBMITTED BY MEMBERS OF THE SWEET BRIAR COMMUNITY

Forwarded via email by Kathy “KP” Papandimitriou ’84
Summer Camp at Sweet Briar Updates
FAREWELL:
Mid-Atlantic Middle School Strings Camp
Babcock’s halls rang last week with the sound of young people and their music. The 135 campers in Mid-Atlantic Middle School Strings enjoyed a pizza party, ice cream social and game night in addition to daily practices. The week ended with a performance on Saturday for friends and family.

WHO’S ON CAMPUS THIS WEEK:

UVa’s Young Writers Workshop
July 3-24 (Session 2)
In their final week at Sweet Briar, the young writers will be busy preparing and presenting their creative works. The group of 85 campers can be found working in the library, quad and in Prothro.

Parkhurst Dining
July 20-21
We are happy to welcome the general managers of Parkhurst Dining to campus for two days of meetings and training. Please share a warm Sweet Briar welcome. Our Parkhurst guests will be staying at the inn and Green Village.

Central Virginia United Futsal
July 18-21
We are delighted to welcome Central Virginia United Futsal participants this week. They will be in the Fitness and Athletics Center from 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday though Thursday perfecting their skills in futsal, an indoor form of soccer.

Have a great week!
Cathy Cash Mays ’84
Director of Hospitality
cdmays@sbc.edu
Ext. 6448


Posted on Facebook by Jen Phelbs Staton (Sweet Briar is on page 46)
http://infographics.economist.com/2015/college-ranking/index.html?n&w=595


Posted on Facebook by Sweet Briar College
Music professor Jeff Jones and Sweet Briar are featured in the latest issue of PUPN: Private University Magazine. Read the story http://pupnmag.com/media/Digital_Magazine/2016/0716/#?page=8


Posted on Facebook by Brendy Reiter Hantzes and Sweet Briar College Admissions
Empty Nesters share advise for parents of college freshman
https://www.buzzfeed.com/discoverstudentloans/empty-nesters-share-advice-for-parents-of-college-freshmen?utm_term=.twv2Xg3NGx#.rpX6lbV7n3

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN MAKE A MONTHLY GIFT TO SWEET BRIAR? THE COLLEGE CAN SET UP A RECURRING CREDIT CARD PAYMENT FOR YOU OR YOU CAN EVEN SET IT UP THROUGH YOUR BANK. CALL 1-800-381-6131 TO GET THE PROCESS STARTED!
TO MAKE A GIFT NOW, VISIT SBC.EDU/GIFT.


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Dear Sweet Briar Alumnae,
Thank you for helping us collectively reach the first milestone in our fundraising goals for Sweet Briar College! We are pleased to provide you with your decade’s final fiscal year end participation rates. Participation in annual giving is a key indicator to potential corporate and foundation donors as well as to college ranking agencies. Your care and contributions are vital to those efforts and we are so grateful for your support.
And the winners are…
We are pleased to confirm the Class of 1966 finished out the year with the largest amount of annual giving of all the Reunion classes and is the recipient of the Nancy Dowd Burton Award with a total of $1,271,291 in unrestricted gifts and the Centennial Award with a total of $1,902,854 in giving to all funds.  Remarkably, they increased their participation rate from June 1 to June 30 by 15.8%, going from 28.8% to 44.6%. However, the Class of 1968 had the largest increase during that period with a jump of 16.7%. We are so grateful to both of these classes, whose dedication personifies the rallying spirit our alumnae demonstrated in this class challenge.
Equally remarkable are the efforts of three other classes, all of whom are non-Reunion classes who made unrestricted gifts totaling more than $1 million. These three classes’ participation, along with the tremendous participation from all classes in fiscal year 2016, demonstrate that the paradigm of giving is shifting to meet Sweet Briar’s financial needs.
Congratulations to the following classes on these tremendous accomplishments:
        1960 with gifts totaling $1,432,338 (with the highest non-Reunion gift),
        1972 with gifts totaling $1,362,464, and
        1975 with gifts totaling $1,398,440.

Most importantly, every gift was a significant gift as we witnessed our participation levels rise and our overall fundraising dollars exceeded our fiscal year requirements.   When we called on you to help the College meet its goals, you rose to the challenge! We are so grateful for and overwhelmed by the power of our alumnae and other s

upporters.
Here’s how the classes of the 1980s stack up against each other:
 
Class Year
Participation Rate
Ranking
1980
27.4%
3
1981
22.5%
8
1982
22.7%
7
1983
31.1%
2
1984
25.0%
4
1985
22.9%
6
1986
36.5%
1
1987
18.9%
9
1988
24.4%
5
1989
18.4%
10
Well done to all classes in the 1980s! You inspire us with all that you have accomplished. Your class officers and fund agents will be sharing your dollars raised. To re-invigorate you at the beginning of this fiscal year, we issue this challenge: exceed your participation from last year, and take us to the next goal. We know that you will help get us there. You will pave Sweet Briar’s path to sustainability.
Please click here to view a special message of thanks from President Phil Stone here in case you missed it on June 30. You can also read an article about the fundraising accomplishments of the 2016 fiscal year here. Mary Pope and I, along with the entire Office of Alumnae Relations and Development, echo President Stone’s words of gratitude. We could not have reached our fundraising goals this year without you, and for that we are forever grateful.
Gratefully,
Kathy “kp” Papadimitriou ’84
Director of Alumnae Relations and the Sweet Briar Fund

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To get the most out of Sweet Briar’s alumnae network go to
https://sweetbriar.alumnifire.com/

OLDIES BUT GOLDIES

Thanks to Lenora Farrington – Sarrouf
Numbers at Sweet Briar bode well
http://infographics.economist.com/2015/college-ranking/index.html?n&w=595


Thanks to Ellen Appperson Brown
Thoughts on Women’s Colleges
http://www.educatedquest.com/thoughts-womens-colleges/


LIBERAL ARTS

Goal of money management is freedom of choice
http://www.startribune.com/goal-of-money-management-is-freedom-of-choice/386897851/


Lesson Learned
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/07/18/lessons-learned-the-paths-we-take/a4bxcds/


Meet the CLT, a test wholly unlike the SAT or Common Core
http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2016/07/18/meet-clt-test-wholly-unlike-sat-or-common-core


Columbia and Barnard are the latest schools to drop SAT and ACT requirements
http://college.usatoday.com/2016/07/18/columbia-and-barnard-are-the-latest-schools-to-drop-sat-and-act-requirements/


The humanist factor
http://www.bucknell.edu/communications/bucknell-magazine/recent-issues/summer-2016/the-humanist-factor.html?utm_source=roller&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=pr


Liberal arts or business education?  Both, say deans
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/07/21/liberal-arts-or-business-education-both-deans-say/


The importance of humanities at Iowa
http://now.uiowa.edu/2016/07/importance-humanities-iowa
and
http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/education/university-of-iowa/2016/07/21/harreld-humanities-remain-central-ui-mission/87400688/


Teaching to think
http://americamagazine.org/issue/teaching-think


Why tech industries are demanding more liberal arts graduates
http://www.educationdive.com/news/why-tech-industries-are-demanding-more-liberal-arts-graduates/423093/

STEM

4 educators’ keys to connecting STEM and Social Studies
https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/07/21/4-educators-keys-to-connecting-stem-and-social-studies.aspx


Is a focus on STEM causing the U.S. to abandon teaching history?
http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/focus-stem-causing-us-abandon-teaching-history-558787054


Get to them early  – A nice pot of grants for teaching STEM in elementary schools
http://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2016/7/19/get-to-them-early-a-nice-pot-of-grants-for-teaching-stem-in.html

WOMEN IN STEM

Knowles inspires high school women in engineering students with an exclusive behind the scene experience
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160719006427/en/Knowles-Inspires-High-School-Women-Engineering-Students


Ghostbuster’s Kate McKinnon, X-Files, & why prominent female characters are important
http://www.hitfix.com/harpy/ghostbusters-kate-mckinnon-x-files-why-prominent-female-characters-are-important


INDIA – Spotlight on women scientists
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/spotlight-on-women-scientists/article8861157.ece


Remarks of Dr. Jill Biden at a Girls Can Code graduation ceremony as prepared for delivery
http://www.newsroomamerica.com/story/586078/remarks_of_dr._jill_biden_at_a_girls_can_code_graduation_ceremony_as_prepared_for_delivery.html


Google celebrates world emoji day with gender diversity
https://www.inverse.com/article/18399-google-women-emoji-world-emoji-day


How generation Z females could be the answer to tech’s gender diversity problem
https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/17/how-generation-z-females-could-be-the-answer-to-techs-gender-diversity-problem/


British Gas launches women in tech network
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450300495/British-Gas-launches-women-in-tech-network


Encouraging women’s confidence in math skills could increase the percentage of women in the STEM workforce
http://www.educationworld.com/a_news/how-encouraging-womens-confidence-math-skills-can-increase-percentage-women-stem452626744


Will the new Ghostbuster movie help address the lack of women in STEM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/phil-simon/will-the-new-ghostbusters_b_11057798.html


Local American Association of University Women branch sends record number of girls to STEM camp
http://www.noozhawk.com/article/local_american_association_of_university_women_branch_sends_record_number_o


ATT announces $250,000 to support all star code summer program
http://www.justmeans.com/blog/att-announces-250000-to-support-all-star-code-summer-stem-program


Authors have ideas about helping girls succeed in science, tech, math
http://www.brentwoodhomepage.com/authors-have-ideas-about-helping-girls-succeed-in-science-tech-math-cms-27610#.V5JPbBUrLIU


More female international students pursue STEM degrees at U.S. universities
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2016-07-19/more-female-international-students-pursue-stem-degrees-at-us-universities


Women in engineering – learning from the past
http://www.globalrailnews.com/2016/07/19/women-in-engineering-learning-from-the-past/


First Capital’s Hazel Moore – Tech industry’s misogynistic image needs to change to attract more women to fintech
http://www.cbronline.com/news/verticals/the-boardroom/firstcapitals-hazel-moore-tech-industrys-misogynistic-image-needs-to-change-to-attract-more-women-to-fintech-4954170


Lena Dunham’s newsletter is celebrating women in a way it never has before
http://aplus.com/a/lenny-letter-partnership-with-ge


Solar car challenge opens doors for young women in STEM
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20160719-solar-car-challenge-opens-doors-for-young-women-in-stem.ece


STEM education ‘key to regional prosperity’
http://tradearabia.com/news/EDU_310713.html


Really?  You don’t look like a scientist
https://www.researchgate.net/blog/post/really-you-dont-look-like-a-scientist


Hacking the gender gap – Why the tech industry needs more women
http://blogs.cfr.org/women-around-the-world/2016/07/20/hacking-the-gender-gap-why-the-tech-industry-needs-more-women/


Girls who code – Brightening the future for women in tech
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tricia-barlow/girls-who-code-brightenin_b_11085052.html


Female PM welcomed but there’s still a lot of diversity work to do
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/female-pm-welcomed-but-there-s-still-a-lot-of-diversity-work-to-do-1-8025152


Tech Trek promotes science for girls
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/education/tech-trek-promotes-science-for-girls/article_2200e128-4eb6-11e6-9b1b-9f3eab32fb43.html


Let’s make this awesome women of NASA LEGO set happen
http://www.themarysue.com/lego-women-of-nasa/
and
http://qz.com/738531/lego-could-make-figurines-to-honor-nasas-female-astronauts-and-scientists/


Women still at a disadvantage when it comes to securing tech roles
https://www.thehrdirector.com/business-news/diversity_and_equality/women-still-at-a-disadvantage-when-it-comes-to-securing-tech-roles/


Energy industry requires more women
http://www.energyglobal.com/downstream/refining/21072016/Energy-industry-requires-more-women-3751/


Patents, not sexism, may be reason women lag in venture capital
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-21/patents-not-sexism-may-be-reason-women-lag-in-venture-capital


Calculus steers women away from STEM
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-07-21/calculus-steers-women-away-from-stem


Friday opinuendo – on service, civic muscle, skies, and more
http://www.twincities.com/2016/07/22/friday-opinuendo-on-service-civic-muscle-skies-and-more/


US Deputy Secretary of Energy calls for more young people and women in green industry
http://www.bioenergy-news.com/display_news/10794/US_Deputy_Secretary_of_Energy_calls_for_more_young_people_and_women_in_green_industry/


Dissecting the patent gap
http://www.fastcompany.com/3062076/dissecting-the-patent-gap


Showing girls the way to career in STEM
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article91158562.html


Low math confidence discourages female students from pursuing STEM disciplines
http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/07/low-math-confidence-discourages-female-students-pursuing-stem-disciplines


These ‘Electric Girls’ build things, soldering for a love of STEM
http://www.nola.com/southern-girls/2016/07/stem_new_orleans_electric_girl.html


Who is Anne Holton, Tim Kaine’s wife?  She is a dedicated Virginia leader.  Promotes STEM
http://www.bustle.com/articles/174329-who-is-anne-holton-tim-kaines-wife-shes-a-dedicated-virginia-leader


Women in Tech – Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/women-tech-jane-silber-canonical,32265.html

STEAM

Boy Scout amendment takes effect – Fayette commission pleased
http://www.register-herald.com/news/boy-scout-amendment-takes-effect—-fayette-commission/article_32224ccd-9126-5000-ba42-1f07bf102c1d.html
and
http://www.register-herald.com/news/boy-scout-amendment-a-win-win-for-tax-revenue/article_3b04d4d3-ca87-51e6-9e37-ecaca421314c.html


To learn science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, Raytown students will launch a satellite
http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article90588827.html


New age electronics team with littleBits to deliver interactive educational products to US retailers and educators
http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/new-age-electronics-teams-with-littlebits-to-deliver-interactive-educational-products-to-us-20160720-00757

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

The future of professional engineers – recruitment  [through internships]
http://www.csemag.com/single-article/the-future-of-professional-engineers-recruitment/5682958bbaec44dc4b8acba1c2fd308a.html


Cost Effective Student Recruitment Events – Thailand, Burma, Vietnam
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cost-effective-student-recruitment-events—thailand-burma-vietnam-300301937.html

COLLEGE FINANCES, GRANTS, ETC.

U of A TRIO Talent Search federal funding renews for five years
http://news.uark.edu/articles/34930/u-of-a-trio-talent-search-programs-federal-funding-renewed-for-five-years


College support programs receive federal funding
http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20160720/college-support-programs-receive-federal-funding


Study – Private colleges up tuition discounts
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/articles/2016-07-18/study-private-colleges-up-tuition-discounts


MASS. consortium receives $4M training grant
http://saugus.wickedlocal.com/news/20160718/mass-consortium-receives-4m-training-grant
and
http://www.whav.net/cms/northern-essex-shares-4-million-federal-training-grant/


Joe Nathan column – Full 2-year Minnesota college grants still available
http://hometownsource.com/2016/07/20/joe-nathan-column-full-2-year-minnesota-college-grants-still-available/


Proposed student finance regulations may hamper small institutions
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/brown-center-chalkboard/posts/2016/07/18-student-finance-regulations-hamper-small-institutions-kelchen


Report – Small borrowers most likely to default on college loans
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/education/university/report-small-borrowers-most-likely-to-default-on-college-loans/article_bd430188-1437-5b7d-9ee0-cd75a23073b0.html


‘Nova history department gets $10 million grant
http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20160721__Nova_history_department_gets__10_million_grant.html


Hartwick College closes historic fundraising campaign [they do not mention the time frame]
http://www.hartwick.edu/news/hartwick-college-closes-historic-fundraising-campaign/


Two state colleges to merge into one to combat financial obstacles
http://www.wptz.com/news/two-state-colleges-to-merge-into-one-to-combat-financial-obstacles/40827576


Talent search program receives $415,000 grant to help area students
http://www.cullmantimes.com/news/talent-search-program-receives-grant-to-help-area-students/article_f5823376-503c-11e6-9974-fb2b5fb03f89.html


Raising funds for 10 female students for college
Prancing Ponies Foundation gearing up for first all-female Ferrari rally in the U.S.
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/prancing-ponies-foundation-gearing-up-for-first-all-female-ferrari-rally-in-the-us-2144638.htm


Student loan debt crisis is overblown.  The real problem is college completion rates
http://www.vox.com/2016/7/22/12254046/myths-higher-education-crisis-debt-loans-free-tuition


Albert Lepage to gift $10 million to Villanova University
http://www.bakingbusiness.com/articles/news_home/Business/2016/07/Albert_Lepage_to_gift_$10_mill.aspx?ID=%7B2748A834-68E4-444F-A9AE-5EF3596589B8%7D&cck=1

WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Sexism is stressing women out at work, says unsurprising study
http://www.bustle.com/articles/173027-sexism-is-stressing-women-out-at-work-says-unsurprising-study


UK – More than 100,000 women applied to UK universities compared to men this year – UCAS
https://www.studyinternational.com/news/more-than-100000-women-applied-to-uk-universities-compared-to-men-this-year-ucas


Women are too often actively sidelined against
https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/women-are-too-often-actively-sidelined-against-their-will


Khan – Women in Santa Clara County lag in wages, education
http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_30145987/khan-women-santa-clara-county-lag-wages-education


Female salary inequity found
http://northernstar.info/campus/female-salary-inequity-found/article_aa232ec4-4f8f-11e6-9ce9-e7a5aa6a59d8.html

COLLEGE SUSTAINABILITY AND AGRICULTURE

FSCJ’s ‘farm to fork’ restaurant Downtown will feature healthy food, local focus
http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=547982


Bergen Community College and Bergen County
2-acre Eden takes root in Mahwah – farmers aim to grow healthful sustainable food
http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/a-2-acre-eden-takes-root-in-mahwah-farmers-aim-to-grow-healthful-sustainable-food-1.1632489


UGA opens up Oconee farm for organic tour
http://onlineathens.com/mobile/2016-07-17/uga-opens-oconee-farm-organic-tour


Warren Wilson College runs unique farmer’s market
http://www.blackmountainnews.com/story/news/2016/07/20/warren-wilson-college-runs-unique-farmers-market/87074050/


Monsanto, UP group promote sustainable agriculture
http://thestandard.com.ph/lifestyle/wellness-environment/211177/monsanto-up-group-promote-sustainable-agriculture.html


Sustainable agriculture educators gather at UC Santa Cruz
http://news.ucsc.edu/2016/07/sustainable-ag-conference.html

OTHER

Food fight – Bowdoin College, The New Yorker magazine writer in messy feud
http://www.theforecaster.net/food-fight-bowdoin-college-magazine-writer-in-messy-feud/
and
http://www.sunjournal.com/news/0001/11/30/bowdoin-college-takes-malcolm-gladwell-food-fight/1963250
and
https://mic.com/articles/149001/malcolm-gladwell-says-colleges-with-good-food-don-t-value-low-income-students#.T1TVmPuQT
and
http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/4138446-155/what-a-dining-halls-menu-says


UK – Theresa May – the highest achiever of all in the starry, Oxford University geography class of ’74
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/16/theresa-may-the-highest-achiever-of-all-in-the-starry-oxford-uni/


This army veteran wanted to become a video game animator
Excerpted from: Stealing America’s future: How for profit-colleges scam taxpayeres and ruin students’ lives
http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2016/07/why_are_people_so_easily_exploited_by_for_profit_colleges_stealing_america.html


Central Penn College bets on new direction for small schools
http://cumberlink.com/cumberland_valley_business_journal/central-penn-college-bets-on-new-direction-for-small-schools/article_0718dce0-0e20-582f-811c-1026520c6aaa.html


Penn State School of Languages and Literatures has a new name
http://news.psu.edu/story/418209/2016/07/22/academics/penn-state-school-languages-and-literatures-has-new-name

EVENTS

Below is a collection on events that are happening around the country.  For more information on events in particular around Sweet Briar please check

http://sbc.edu/featured-events/


JULY 30

The Sweet Briar Alumnae Club of New York City cordially invites all alumnae, current and incoming students, and their parents to a Sweet Briar Back-to-School Potluck Picnic

Saturday, July 30, 2016
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Central Park
Sheep Meadow
Hosted by: The New York City Alumnae Club

Rain Location:
The home of Sara Buttine Parsatoon `11
433 West 24th Street, Apt 3F
New York, NY 10011

Please RSVP by July 23rd to
Debby Willis `11
deborahewillis@gmail.com
914-450-0368

Gather your family and friends to celebrate the start of another year!
Please bring your picnic gear and favorite picnic dish.
Place settings will be provided.
Look for the pink and green balloons for our spot in the meadow!
See the the map below to help you find the meadow in the park!


AUGUST 14Sunday, August 14 at 12:30 PM
158 Heartland Dr. Pittsboro, NC 27312 – 7899
The Sweet Briar College – North Carolina Triangle Alumnae Club cordially invites alumnae, students, families, and their
guests to a Sweet Send-Off Brunch. A back-to-school celebration to kick off the start of the new academic year at SBC honoring students and their families.

RSVP by August 11th to Jill Triana ’99 at jtriana76@gmail.com
or 919-423-7780. If you would like to carpool or need a ride, please indicate your location along with your RSVP.


 OCTOBER 20

Please Join RVA SBC Alumnae Club as we welcome Dr Lynn Rainville, Reserach Professor and Director of the Tusculum Institute, to Richmond to hear her speak on “Sweet Briar Founders: What’s Past is Prologue.” Registration begins at 11:30am. The program will last from 12-1pm.

Lunch Cost: $20 (includes lunch and program)

We will be selling Dr Rainville’s book, “Sweet Briar College” for $25! You’ll be able to pick it up and get it autographed at the lunch. Reserve your copy today!
*If you are unable to attend the lunch but would still like an autograph, please let us know and we will get an autographed copy to you.

You can use the links below to PayPal funds for Lunch and Book, or mail checks to 8602 Lonepine Rd, Henrico VA 23294. Please RVSP by emailing rva.sbcalumnae@gmail.com

Order Book by: Wednesday, September 21st:
(click link to order your copy)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/25

RSVP for Lunch Spot by: Monday, October 17th:
(click link pay and reserve spot)
https://www.paypal.me/SBCAlumnaeRVA/20

VIXENS HELPING VIXENS

Temma Clark -Braverman
Hey everybody. My father died unexpectedly a week ago. A friend of my sister’s set up a gofund me for my mother for my dad’s final expenses etc. If you would be willing to donate or share or anything, I would really appreciate it. Thanks
https://www.gofundme.com/mikeyclarkbraverma


Please help fellow Vixen Cassandra Thomas Sheehan who has developed a mass in her cranium and will have to undergo an open craniotomy for a biopsy.  Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/2b7kjtjc , read her story and help if you can. Thank you!
UPDATE:
From her roommate Katie Clarkson Robertson – This just in from cassie’s Mom “Just got home The surgery went well. It took 4hour instead of 5 and she.looked very good when we left.” HOORAY!  Please remember that she is not out of the woods, yet, and the bills are still coming in.


Florence Barnick is asking for help to find a babysitter for her brother’s daughters in the Cincinnati, OH area – Vixen sisters, anyone in Cincinnati who wants to do some short-term babysitting? Know anyone? My brother has just moved there (Monday) with 2 future Vixens (ages 4 & 1) and could use some help as he gets the house settled as his wife has already started work at Children’s Hospital. Gaslight Clifton neighborhood. Thanks!  You send her a private message on Facebook or send a message right here to Vixen Watch and I will forward the message.


AIMEE E. PEACEMAKER NEEDS OUR HELP
Hello! I teach Kindergarten in a rural county in Virginia. My school is a Title 1 school, which means we receive federal funding because of our high poverty rate.
Despite the federal funding, I typically spend approximately $1,400 a year on my classroom. I don’t get reimbursed for this. Federal funding has lots of restrictions. In other words, I can’t always get what my Kindergartners actually need.
So, I’ve decided to create a Donors Choose project to help get “alternative seating” options for my Kinders.
Please consider donating…. Every little bit helps! The project must be fully funded by October 17, or it’s not funded at all.
Sorry for the shameless plea, but it’s not actually for me– it’s for my future Kindergartners!!!
Thank you, Sweet Briar sisters!!! 💗💚💗💚
https://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/3031109?rf=page-siteshare-2016-06-teacher_profile-teacher_3031109&challengeid=20619979&active=true

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